Graduate Diploma of Information Technology
Blended learning – on-campus and digital learning
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Hawthorn (Semester 1, Semester 2) - View application and start dates
A$37600 (annual for 2023)*
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Course information in detail
- Course detail, course structure and units of study.
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- Eleven (11) core units (137.5 credit points)
- One (1) elective (12.5 credit points)
The Graduate Diploma of Information Technology consists of 150 credit points. Units normally carry 12.5 credit points (cps.). In each year, eight (8) units normally constitute a full-time load of 100 credit points and four (4) units normally constitute a part-time load of 50 credit points. The volume of learning is typically 1.5 years.
Maximum Academic Credit
The maximum level of credit that can be granted for the Graduate Diploma of Information Technology is 75 credit points (normally six units)
Units of study
Careers and graduate outcomes
- Career opportunities and course aims and objectives.
The Graduate Diploma of Information Technology provides graduates from non-IT backgrounds a path to move into a career in IT.
Aims and objectives
|CLO1||Demonstrate a coherent understanding of the fundamental aspects of ICT solutions including the appropriate project management techniques|
|CLO2||Identify, analyse and evaluate a range of potential solutions to problems by reflecting on associated trade-offs, work with stakeholders to propose appropriate solutions, communicate effectively the underlying value, and implement ICT solutions to achieve desired stakeholder expectations|
|CLO3||Demonstrate creativity and flexibility in the application of knowledge and skills to new situations, to solve complex problems, to respond to ethical organisational and IT issues and dilemmas, and to think rigorously and independently|
|CLO4||Demonstrate the professional application of a range of appropriate tools, techniques, and methods relevant to facilitate construction of information technology systems|
|CLO5||Apply knowledge of research principles and methods to plan and execute a piece of research with independence demonstrating the ability to analyse, process and synthesise complex information|
Pathways and scholarships
Course fees and requirements
- Fees, entry requirements and English language requirements.
A prerequisite for many courses, the Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic) can now be done on campus in Hawthorn at Room 132, Building TD. Book now or call +61 3 9214 3584 for more information.
- a bachelor degree (or higher award) in any discipline (with few or no studies in information technology – less than one third of the degree); or
- the Graduate Certificate of Information Technology; or
- the Postgraduate Qualifying Program (available to International applicants only).
English language requirements
Satisfactory completion of one of the following:
- IELTS overall band of 6.5 (Academic Module) with no individual band below 6.0
- Swinburne’s English for Academic Purposes (EAP 5 Advanced level) with overall 70%, all skills 65%
- Or equivalent measures available at English language requirements.
How to apply
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Tel: +61 3 9214 8444 (outside Australia)